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Sacramento Family Lawyer

Family law is a complex legal landscape, made more so by the emotional nature of family-related matters. Going through a divorce, legal separation, adoption or custody case can be complicated and emotionally overwhelming.

If you or your family is facing a legal situation, having an experienced and sensitive Sacramento family lawyer can make a critical difference.

At Boyd Law, our Sacramento family law lawyers have in-depth knowledge of California law and an understanding of how legal cases can affect a family. We will handle your legal matter with respect, discretion and compassion.

Contact us to start your case with a one-on-one free consultation with a highly knowledgeable local attorney.

Why Choose Us as Your Sacramento Family Lawyer?

We are a full-service family law firm with over fifteen years of experience and a repertoire of resources that can benefit your family law case.

We always put our clients first, and fight for the rights that you deserve. 

We offer a long list of services and use a team-based approach to satisfy the diverse needs of our clients.

Our lead attorney, Karie Boyd, is a Certified Family Law Specialist. This means she has gone through additional training, education and testing to become board-certified in family law.

Your Sacramento divorce attorney will take the time to listen to you, understand your needs and concerns, and build a personalized legal strategy to pursue your unique goals.

Why Choose Boyd Law?


Karie Boyd is the lead trial attorney and CEO of Boyd Law. The National Association of Distinguished Counsel recently ranked her in the “Top 1% of Attorneys in the Nation.”

Ms. Boyd delivers case-winning results for her clients in trial as well as positions her clients for attractive out of court settlements. Ms. Boyd represents clients in both State and Federal Court.

Her civil litigation experience includes both jury and bench trials. Having strong litigation and negotiation skills allow Ms. Boyd to handle the integrated areas of business litigation including partnership disputes and unfair business practices as well as representing clients in divorce matters involving businesses.

So if you’re concerned about experience when it comes to hiring a family lawyer, trust Karie Boyd for your family law case.

What Our Clients Have To Say

Not sold on us yet? Here’s what some of our proud family law clients have to say. (Google Reviews)

“Professional. Efficient. Personable. The team at Boyd Law executed my dissolution expeditiously and fairly. Highly recommend their services.


“Everyone at Boyd Law is professional, knowledgeable and kind. I highly recommend this firm.”


“You all have been phenomenal in this case. I appreciate every effort you all have put in to this to have the truth be seen in court. I believe we made history, as I have legal rights to my daughter.

I want to thank Karie and Tom for the crucial and priceless information/advice you both have given me regarding taking my power back and learning to respond rather than react. Karie, you especially. I may be the same person but I behave differently.”


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Why Hire A Lawyer?

How To Choose The Right Attorney?

We Can Help You

Types of Cases We Handle

Community Property Division Laws In California

Benefits of Hiring A Certified Family Law Specialist

Contact Us

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Hire A Family Law Attorney in Sacramento?

If you are still deciding whether or not to hire an attorney to help with your family law matter in Sacramento, consider the many benefits of having an experienced legal professional in your corner.

A Sacramento family law attorney possesses special knowledge, skills and resources to help with every aspect of your case. You can trust your lawyer to advocate for your best interests during settlement negotiations or a court case in Sacramento County. 

Your attorney can give you honest legal advice and information about your case. He or she can take care of confusing legal paperwork if you need to file or submit a case.

A lawyer can take over settlement negotiations to improve the odds of avoiding a court trial.

If your case does have to go to court, your lawyer will protect your rights relentlessly. The right family law attorney will make you feel as confident and comfortable as possible while navigating your case.

How to Choose The Right Family Law Attorney For You

Finding the right family law attorney to represent you is as important as the decision to hire a lawyer at all. Ineffective counsel is the last thing you need when dealing with a complicated divorce, paternity or asset protection case.

The ideal lawyer at Boyd Law for your case will demonstrate a high level of knowledge, experience and ethics. During your search for the right attorney in Sacramento, look for the following traits:

  • Qualifications and credentials in family law
  • Family law expertise and specializations
  • Experience in local courts
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Impressive legal network
  • Ethical standards
  • Positive client testimonials
  • Open and honest communication
  • Easy-to-understand fee structure
  • Compatibility with you and your family

The right family law attorney for one person may not be the best fit for you. Take the time to conduct research on family law attorneys in Sacramento, meet with potential options during  consultations and make an informed decision based on your circumstances.

We Can Help In Your Family Law Case

One of our key family law practice areas in Sacramento is divorce.

A divorce or dissolution of marriage can be a complex legal process that costs both parties a great deal financially and emotionally. The sooner you hire a divorce attorney to represent your interests, the better.

An attorney will help you achieve the most efficient and stress-free divorce possible. 

Hiring a lawyer improves your odds of having an uncontested divorce case, meaning one that reaches a settlement and can avoid the cost and stress of court.

Your attorney can facilitate negotiations with your spouse to work toward an agreement on the terms of the divorce, including the division of property, child custody and spousal support.

We also provide child-centered legal representation in custody cases in Sacramento.

We understand how emotional and sensitive custody matters are for the whole family.

Boyd Law will help your family find the right way forward, such as coming up with creative solutions for a complex problem to avoid going to court.

We will work relentlessly to achieve your goals when results matter most. 

Types of Cases We Handle

The Sacramento family lawyers at Boyd Law have a reputation as aggressive negotiators and formidable litigators.

We use proven techniques to navigate challenging and complicated cases on behalf of our clients. We have many years of experience handling all types of family law cases, including:

  • Divorce
  • High-net worth divorce
  • High-profile divorce
  • Military divorce
  • Legal separation
  • Mediation
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Complex property division
  • Spousal support (alimony)
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Asset protection
  • Paternity
  • Trusts and estates

We intentionally keep a small caseload to ensure we have the time to properly dedicate to each client and case.

Our goal is always to help our clients protect their rights, build a brighter future and achieve peace of mind during difficult and turbulent times.

Does California Have A Community Property Division Law?

California is one of the only states in the country that abides by a community property division law.

Under this law, if a divorce case goes to trial, a judge will split all marital property 50/50, regardless of whether this is fair to either party.

However, there are ways to protect your hard-earned assets. An attorney can guide you through various legal resolutions to help you plan for the future.

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Certified Family Law Specialist?

Hiring a Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS) in California can offer several advantages to clients dealing with complex family law matters.

A CFLS is an attorney who has undergone additional education and training, demonstrates a high level of knowledge in family law, and specializes in family-related legal issues. Karie Boyd, our lead family law attorney is a CFLS. 

A CFLS will understand the latest developments in California family law and how to craft a legal strategy that is tailored to your specific needs and goals.

A specialization in family law can allow your lawyer to navigate the complexities of your case more effectively.

It also lends greater negotiation skills that can save you time and money during legal disputes.

Contact A Sacramento Family Lawyer Today

If you need legal help with a family law matter in Sacramento, do not hesitate to contact Boyd Law to arrange a consultation. 

During this meeting, you will meet with an Sacramento family law attorney – not a secretary or paralegal – to discuss your case and review your legal options moving forward.

We will demonstrate to you how we are equipped to meet your specific family law needs and answer any questions you may have. Request a case review today by calling (916) 249-2628.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Family Lawyer?

The answer to this question depends on the unique facts and circumstances of your case. Every case we take on is different, as some may require more time and resources, and others resolving at a quicker pace. In Sacramento, the price typically falls in the range between $300 to $500 an hour to hire a Sacramento family lawyer. So, if your case requires more time and resources, it will be more expensive. On the other hand, if your case doesn’t require much time and it is uncontested, your divorce will cost less.

In addition, each lawyer at Boyd Law has a different payment structure. Some of our attorneys require a retainer fee, and others charge at an hourly rate. Be sure to discuss a payment plan that is flexible for you if you decide to call us today.

How Is Child Custody Determined In Sacramento?

It depends. There are numerous factors that determine child custody arrangements, which include:

  • The child’s age and health
  • The child’s ties to their school and community
  • The relationship between the child and parents
  • The existence of domestic violence or verbal abuse
  • The child’s emotional tie to their parents

In California, there is not a specific 50/50 custody presumption, but joint custody is often encouraged.

What Is The Average Length Of A Divorce?

In the state of California, a divorce takes at least six months. This length is due to the required six month waiting period that is required after finalizing the divorce.

Most uncontested divorces usually take the minimum amount of time, but when there’s disagreements on child custody and division of assets, that can take anywhere from one to  two years. Every divorce timeline is unique and at Boyd Law, we know that you are going through a difficult time, as we’re here to support you every step of the way.

How Can Someone Enforce A Court Order After A Divorce Is Finalized?

After your family law or divorce case is finalized and your spouse is unwilling to comply with court orders, you can go back to court and ask the judge to enforce the order.

Asking the judge for this action is known as filing for a petition for contempt, which an attorney from Boyd Law can help you out in.